Billy Joel Announces Record 59th Consecutive MSG Concert

Billy Joel Announces 59th Consecutive MSG Show

The Madison Square Garden Company announced Thursday the unprecedented 59th consecutive Madison Square Garden show by legendary musician and MSG franchise Billy Joel on December 19, 2018. 

The December show is part of his residency at The World’s Most Famous Arena, which began in January 2014 with Joel playing one show per month at The Garden. The December 2018 show will be Joel’s 105th all-time performance at The Garden. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 4 at 10:00AM (EST). Due to high levels of congestion during the on-sale time, it can often be difficult to purchase tickets right away. Please continue to check Ticketmaster as tickets will be available throughout the day.

Citi cardmembers will have first access to presale tickets for the December 19 show from Monday, April 30 at 10:00AM (ET) through Thursday, May 3 at 10:00PM (ET) via Presale ticket access will also be available for the December show through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®. 

By collaborating with Verified Fan, we can create a safe and reliable shopping experience, and protect the fans from those who are using malicious technology to access tickets. Verified Fan registration opens Thursday, April 26 at 10:00AM (ET) and continues until Sunday, April 29 at 10:00PM (ET).  The Verified Fan presale will run on Wednesday, May 2 from 10:00AM (ET) to 10:00PM (ET). A simple registration is all it takes to participate. 

For more information and to register, visit Tickets will be available to the general public beginning at 10:00AM (ET) on Friday, May 4 via and by calling Ticketmaster at 866-858-0008. Tickets will also be available at the Madison Square Garden box office on Saturday, May 5. Prices range from $65.50 to $139.50. The concerts are being promoted by The Madison Square Garden Company in association with AEG Presents and Q104.3 as a media partner.

In December 2013, Billy Joel became Madison Square Garden’s first-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the storied venue’s other original franchises – the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. Since January 2014, Joel has played one show per month at The Garden. Billy Joel is one of the biggest concert draws in the world and continues this achievement with an impressive run of sold-out consecutive stadium shows and concert arenas. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter century, scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, Billy Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. In 2016, the Library of Congress selected "Piano Man" for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its “cultural, historic, and artistic significance.”

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